Wofford rising junior basketball player Jeremiah Tate drowns

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- A Wofford basketball player has drowned.

The school says junior Jeremiah Tate died early Monday in Lake Wylie near Charlotte, North Carolina.

A York County, South Carolina, sheriff's office report states Tate and another man jumped from a bridge to swim, but Tate "had trouble swimming and kept sinking" when the other man tried to help.

The man swam to shore and asked a witness who was there fishing to call for help. Authorities found Boyd's body below the bridge, according to the report.

Team spokesman Kyle Mattracion says Tate's mother notified a coach about Tate's death. The 19-year-old was working as a counselor at YMCA Camp Thunderbird.

Tate, who played in 13 career games, was born in Germany but listed Columbia, South Carolina, as his hometown.